Sault Ste. Marie (provincial electoral district)

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Sault Ste. Marie
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Sault Ste. Marie in relation to other Northern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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David Orazietti
Liberal
District created 1890
First contested 1890
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 75,141
Electors (2007) 57,907
Area (km²) 247
Pop. density (per km²) 304.2
Census divisions Algoma
Census subdivisions Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is a provincial electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1890 when it was created. The electoral district consists of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, bounded by Prince Township, and the Rankin Indian Reserve 15D.

In 1996, Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes. They were redistributed whenever a readjustment took place at the federal level.

In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts, including Sault Ste. Marie, are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census (except for a minor boundary adjustment). The 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten.[1]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Sault Ste. Marie
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created in 1890
10th  1902 − 1903     Andrew Miscampbell Conservative
 1903 − 1904     Charles Napier Smith Liberal
11th  1904 − 1908
12th  1908 − 1911     William Hearst Conservative
13th  1911 − 1914
14th  1914 − 1919
15th  1919 − 1923     James Cunningham Labour
16th  1923 − 1926     James Lyons Conservative
17th  1926 − 1929
18th  1929 − 1934
19th  1934 − 1937     Augustus Roberts Liberal
20th  1937 − 1937     Richard McMeekin Liberal
 1937 − 1943     Colin Campbell Liberal
21st  1943 − 1945     George Isaac Harvey Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945 − 1948
23rd  1948 − 1951
24th  1951 − 1955     Clayton Lyons Progressive Conservative
25th  1955 − 1959
26th  1959 − 1962
 1962 − 1963     Arthur Wishart Progressive Conservative
27th  1963 − 1967
28th  1967 − 1971
29th  1971 − 1975     John Rhodes Progressive Conservative
30th  1975 − 1977
31st  1977 − 1978
 1978 − 1981     Russ Ramsay Progressive Conservative
32nd  1981 − 1985
33rd  1985 − 1987     Karl Morin-Strom New Democratic
34th  1987 − 1990
35th  1990 − 1995     Tony Martin New Democratic
36th  1995 − 1999
37th  1999 − 2003
38th  2003 − 2007     David Orazietti Liberal
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Orazietti 17,490 58.53 +3.59
New Democratic Celia Ross 7,611 25.47 -5.40
Progressive Conservative Rod Fremlin 3,703 12.39 +0.56
Green Kara Flannigan 965 3.23 +1.46
Libertarian Austin Williams 115 0.38
Total valid votes 29,884 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +4.50
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Orazietti 16,109 54.95 -5.20
New Democratic Celia Ross 9,037 30.83 +4.44
Progressive Conservative Jib Turner 3,477 11.86 +4.61
Green Luke Macmichael 519 1.77 -2.55
Family Coalition Matthew Hunt 172 0.59 -1.29
Total valid votes 29,314 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 147 0.50
Turnout 29,461 49.35
Eligible voters 59,698
Liberal hold Swing -4.82
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Orazietti 19,313 60.15 +3.11
New Democratic Jeff Arbus 8,474 26.39 -5.98
Progressive Conservative Josh Pringle 2,329 7.25 -0.36
Green André Riopel 1,386 4.32 +3.07
Family Coalition Bill Murphy 605 1.88 +0.16
Total valid votes 32,107 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Orazietti 20,050 57.04 +29.45
New Democratic Tony Martin 11,379 32.37 -10.86
Progressive Conservative Bruce Willson 2,674 7.61 -20.79
Family Coalition Al Walker 606 1.72
Green Dan Brosemer 441 1.25
Total valid votes 35,150 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Tony Martin 15,949 43.23
Progressive Conservative James Caicco 10,477 28.4
Liberal Terry Sheehan 10,180 27.59
Natural Law Colleen Hibbs 288 0.78
Total valid votes 36,894 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 22,830 73.8
Mixed member proportional 8,105 26.2
Total valid votes 30,935 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 079 Sault Ste. Marie". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Sault Ste. Marie". Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 46°32′31″N 84°20′41″W / 46.5419°N 84.3448°W / 46.5419; -84.3448